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Coulthard to retire from DTM

ESPN Staff
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David Coulthard will retire from DTM at the end of the season © Sutton Images
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Ex-Formula One driver David Coulthard is set to retire from DTM after this weekend's final round at Hockenheim.

Coulthard, who is a commentator on the BBC's Formula One coverage, will quit the German touring car series after three years in the championship. He said he will now turn his focus to his off-track businesses.

"I am looking forward to the final race of what has been an exciting season in the DTM," he said. "The weekend will be my final opportunity to compete at this level as I will stop racing in the DTM to concentrate on my developing off-track businesses and of course my family.

"I have enjoyed the last three years and I wish the organizers and competitors in DTM continued growth and success with the championship."

Coulthard retired from Formula One in 2008 after a 15-year long career driving for Williams, McLaren and Red Bull during which he won 13 races. His best result in DTM was a fifth place finish earlier this year and he is currently 15th in the standings with 14 points.